I made these sugar cookies for my nephew’s 5th birthday party. I love the bright color palette and the simplicity of the polka dots.
I also made a few peppermint candy-shaped cookies.
White Cake with Raspberry Filling and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Happy Birthday Eric! Yesterday was Eric’s birthday, so of course I had to bake him a cake. I decided to use my white cupcake recipe, but instead of cupcakes I made a two- layer round cake. Originally I was going to make chocolate frosting, but he requested vanilla, so vanilla it was. :) I used this recipe for the vanilla buttercream frosting, but I also added the seeds from one vanilla bean to it, and then only used one teaspoon of vanilla extract instead of two. I love the way you could see the little black flecks of vanilla bean in the frosting, and they also tasted really good.
Additionally, I added two layers of raspberry preserves as a filling for the cake. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to do this before with a cake. It was so easy, and in my opinion this simple step made the cake taste so much better! (Eric agreed). I think raspberry and chocolate would also be a great combo. Enjoy!